Eric Landry Sherbrooke will have to answer to one of the most serious charges in the Criminal Code.
Arrested Friday at his mare in Joliette, the 40 year old man was charged Monday Sherbrooke courthouse attempted murder, kidnapping, breaking and entering, assault and death threats.
It will be evaluated by a forensic psychiatrist about his fitness to face legal proceedings.
The accused would be presented to 1 h 15 in the night from Thursday to Friday at the home of the alleged victim probably with the intention of killing her.
After failing in his attempt to strangle the victim, Landry fled.
The victim managed to flee with relatives to go to the Police Service of Sherbrooke.
The suspect was found more than two hours drive from Sherbrooke by the Sûreté du Québec, in a motel near Joliette.
Landry spent the weekend in custody.
He appeared Monday before the Conrad Chapdelaine judge of the Court of Québec.
His lawyer Christian Raymond asked the court that his client be evaluated in psychiatry. Eric Landry has been entrusted to the forensic psychiatrists CHUS for seven days, the time it is evaluated.
It’s Me Marie-Line Ducharme who represents the prosecution in this case.